Providing an appropriate work environment is critical to ensuring employee safety and building a healthy company culture. Recently, a restaurant in Medford, Oregon settled a $120,000 suit following well-documented sexual harassment allegations by female employees. New China, the restaurant, settled the case, which was brought to court by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
According to the EEOC press release, the manager was previously arrested for propositioning a 15-year-old employee for nude photographs, which the restaurant was aware of before the suit. The 50-year-old manager had a history of making inappropriate comments, something the restaurant ignored. Instead, they fired an employee who complained.
First Response places the safety of you and your employees as a top priority. Our goal is to work with you to assist you in building a thriving and safe company culture. Our resources are designed to help you along the way; you’ll have access to an HR Advisor, an employee hotline, and education on best practices that will guide you in creating clear expectations for all employees.